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Old 02-28-2011, 02:17 PM   #1
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E-book Viewer Updates "Date Modified" on File. Why?

Just curious here - I happened to notice that when I open an epub file in the viewer, it touches the file (i.e. updates the Date modified) in Windows 7. I don't think it's changing the contents of the file at all...

Not that I'm nervous about it, but just wondering what it's doing when it does so. I thought that maybe the Viewer would be read-only.
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Old 02-28-2011, 02:48 PM   #2
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I believe that it is storing the point reached in the file.
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Old 02-28-2011, 02:49 PM   #3
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Just curious here - I happened to notice that when I open an epub file in the viewer, it touches the file (i.e. updates the Date modified) in Windows 7. I don't think it's changing the contents of the file at all...

Not that I'm nervous about it, but just wondering what it's doing when it does so. I thought that maybe the Viewer would be read-only.
It is saving your last read position in the book and any bookmarks you may create.

You can turn that feature off from within the viewer itself in it's Preferences dialog. A number of people like myself do - it is important if you want CRC's preserved for duplicate comparisons or are doing incremental backups and don't actually want to open at the same page you last looked at.
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Old 02-28-2011, 05:24 PM   #4
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It is saving your last read position in the book and any bookmarks you may create.

You can turn that feature off from within the viewer itself in it's Preferences dialog. A number of people like myself do - it is important if you want CRC's preserved for duplicate comparisons or are doing incremental backups and don't actually want to open at the same page you last looked at.
Awesome - that completely makes sense! I'll definitely find that setting and turn it off...

Thanks for the tip.
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